Member Biography

Albert Joseph Davis 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1919-1920       22 Republican
1921-1922       22 Republican
1923-1924       22 Republican
1925-1926       22 Republican
1927-1928       22 Republican
1929-1930       22 Republican

COUNTIES: Lackawanna  


05/09/1870 - 02/27/1932

Albert Joseph Davis (R22) Lackawanna County 1919-1930 

Early Life:

Albert Joseph Davis, born May 9, 1870, Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; son of Thomas and Mary Davis; coal miner; clothing salesman, Clark Brothers, Kramer Brothers, Scranton; elected, Scranton Common Council, 1905-1910; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1911-1914; proprietor, D. J Davis clothing store; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1919-1930; appointed, Workman's Compensation referee, Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, 1930-1932; married, Christine Mary Ruff Davis, 1903, daughter, Mary Louise Davis; died, February 27, 1932, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania; interment, Washburn Cemetery, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Worshipful master, Hype Park Lodge Free and Accepted Masons; member, Lackawanna Chapter 185, Royal Arch Masons; commander, Couer de Lion Commandery No. 17 Knights Templar; member, Keystone Consistory; thirty-second, Mason; member, Irem Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; member, Royal Arcanum. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Scranton Common Council, 1905-1910

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Lackawanna County 1911-1914; not a candidate for reelection, 1915.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 22nd district, Lackawanna County, 1919-1930; committee assignments, Appropriations, Congressional Apportionment, Forestry, Game and Fisheries, Legislative Apportionment, Mines and Mining (Chairman), Municipal Affairs, New Counties and County Seats, Public Roads and Highways, Public Supply of Light, Heat and Water, Railroads. 

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members D"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

The Tribune (Scranton, Pennsylvania) Monday, February 29, 1932, page 8.

Albert Davis (1870-1932) - Find a Grave Memorial